Other Events

Postponed to Fall 2019: Love Letters


Join us for a sweetheart of an evening on Friday, March 22 as we present a dramatic reading of Love Letters, A Play by A.R. Gurney, featuring our own Mary Ruth Alred Follett and Special Guest! Tickets are $25 per person and includes a cheese and dessert buffet.

Tickets can be purchased online https://events.ticketprinting.com/…/Love-Letters-A-Play-By-…
or by calling 540.635.9909

Love Letters is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York

Save the Date – Deck the Halls November 16 & 17, 2018

Save the Date!

16th Annual Deck the Halls
Presented by Blue Ridge Arts Council
Premier Gala
Friday, November 16, 2018
Doors open at 6:30pm
Sales Begin at 7pm
Holly Jolly Saturday
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Each November, the gallery of Blue Ridge Arts Council is transformed into a holiday wonderland. Deck the Halls has proven to be a tremendous success over the past 15 years. Hundreds of volunteers participate in this event each year by artistically decorating artificial trees and wreaths inspired by clever themes such as “Owl Be Home for Christmas” and “Silver Splendor.” Last year we had over 100 items, including trees, wreaths, and silent auction baskets netting over $14,000 for our programs. Deck the Halls is a major fundraising event for Blue Ridge Arts Council. We appreciate your generous support and hope you will help us continue this cherished holiday tradition!
Premier Gala & Auction
Friday, November 16, 2018 (New Timeline!)    
Doors Open at 6:30pm
Tree & Wreath Sales Begin at 7pm
Live Auction Begins at 8pm
Silent Auction Concludes at 8:30pm
$20 admission-holiday festive buffet catered by The Apple House & Shenandoah Valley Golf Club
Kick-off the holiday season in style! This is your first opportunity to purchase that special item for your holiday home or business. The event also features live auction and silent auction gift baskets. Attire for the evening is holiday festive. *Decorators receive a complimentary ticket to this event*
Holly Jolly Saturday
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Tree Sales and Santa 11am-2pm
Featuring visits with Santa and fun holiday entertainment and activities for the whole family! Remaining trees and wreaths are available for sale.
Like to be a part of the fun? Here are three ways you can help: 
1. Decorate a tree or wreath! We supply the item, you supply the creativity!
2. Donate an item or gift basket to our Silent Auction!
3. Be an event sponsor! We have all levels available!
For Decorating & Event Information click here dth2018brochure
For Sponsorship Information click here DTHSponsor2018

1st Annual Cash Bash! Win $1000! Support the Arts

Don’t be a CHICKEN! Come and PIG Out for the ARTS!

Blue Ridge Arts Council

1st Annual End of Summer Cash Bash

Win $1000!

Saturday, September 8, 2018 

Celebrate the end of summer by joining the Blue Ridge Arts Council for a Pig Picking, BBQ Chicken Eating, Boot Shaking Good Time! Our good friends from The Apple House will roast a pig and Shenandoah Valley Golf Club will round out a fantastic summer buffet for your enjoyment! Music for dancing will be provided by Five by Five Variety Band, and there will be a few summer games to enjoy – cornhole anyone? Silent auction items and one of a kind artfully produced cornhole boards will be up for auction. Oh yeah, and one lucky person will win $1000!

Your $45 Ticket Includes:

Entry into drawing for $1000! Music by Five by Five Variety Band! Art Activities & Artisan Booths! Chicken & Pig Buffet! Beer, Iced Tea, & Lemonade!

  •  $20 Tickets available for 17 and under – food only, not eligible for drawing
  •  Cash bar available for wine and mixed drink purchase

Tickets can be purchased online at https://events.ticketprinting.com/event/Blue-Ridge-Arts-Council-1st-Annual-End-Of-Summer-29773from BRAC Board Members, or by calling 540.635.9909

Blue Ridge Arts Council is a 501 (C) 3 organization. Proceeds from this event will support their ongoing mission and programs of building community through the arts.

SVGC Benefit Golf Tournament – July 22, 2018

Shenandoah Valley Golf Club’s Annual Scotch Foursome Golf Social & Gathering
to benefit Blue Ridge Arts Council
Sunday, July 22, 2018
Come out and play a great afternoon of golf and support the programs of Blue Ridge Arts Council at this guaranteed to be a delight afternoon of golf, followed by a summer buffet dinner, and some tasty beverages and treats throughout play.
12:30 pm Player Check-In and Social 
2:00 pm Shotgun Start
Teams: Four-person teams (2 Male & 2 Female). Form your own team or we will help you find partner.
Format: Four-person Scramble. Flights will be based on team score.
Entry Fee: $65.00 per player – Non-Members
$45 per player – SVGC Members.
Entry fee includes cart, green fees, reception following play, and prizes
Prizes: Team and closest to pins.
Deadline: Thursday, July 19, 2018
Questions: Please call Host PGA Professional Jeffrey Forman, PGA (540) 636-4653 or (540) 636-2641. Entry form click here 2018 SVGC-BRAC SCRAMBLE ENTRY JULY
In addition to sponsoring and forming teams, we are also looking for tee and beverage cart sponsors. Click here for more information BRAC Golf Sponsorship July 22 2018.

Toast to the Triple Crown! May 6!

Blue Ridge Arts Council’s Toast to the Triple Crown

Sunday, May 6, 2018
3:00pm to 5:00pm
at the home of Bill & Mary Powers

Three races comprise the Triple Crown of horse racing: the Kentucky Derby on the first Saturday in May at Churchill Downs in Louisville; followed two weeks later by the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico in Baltimore; and winding up three weeks after that with the Belmont Stakes in Long Island. Enjoy celebrating this springtime tradition with signature cocktail tastings and food pairings. Join us in toasting The Triple Crown, a uniquely American event, with an afternoon of signature cocktails and food pairings that are as much of a part of the event tradition as the horses! Betting Ladies are encouraged to wear your best summer dress and a show stopping hat. Gambling Gents might consider a bow-tie (bonus points for fun patterns) and boater, fedora, bowler, or such! All this while enjoying beautiful art, lively conversation, and maybe even a little “horsing around”, while raising funds for the programs of Blue Ridge Arts Council.

Tickets can be purchased online @ https://events.ticketprinting.com/event/Blue-Ridge-Arts-Councils-Toast-To-The-Triple-Crown-28108 or by calling 540.635.9909 and reservations are suggested by May 1. Must be 21 years of age or older to attend.

Annual Dinner honoring Fred & Christine Andreae Held



Annual Dinner & Arts Citizen of the Year
Fred & Christine Andreae

Blue Ridge Arts Council honored Fred and Christine Andreae as their Arts Citizens of the Year at the 15th Annual Dinner Roast on Thursday, April 12, 2018, at Shenandoah Valley Golf Club in Front Royal.

Doug Stanley and Pam McInnis served as emcees for the evening, and our panel of roasters – Ernie Carnavale, Paula Atwood, Janet Brome, Joe McGreeevy, and Bob Meltvedt – provided tributes and stories. Fred and Christine were gracious honorees and received a triptych of silk paintings by artist member Helga Hohn Heiberg.

Doug Stanley received the Wordsworth Service Award, given annually for outstanding volunteer service to Blue Ridge Arts Council. Doug has served as emcee of the Arts Citizen Dinner for the past 13 years, and as a member of the “bartending dream team” for our annual Deck the Halls event. Doug received a photograph of the Shenandoah National Park framed in antique beadboard by artist member Shenandoah Originals/Shannon Koprovich.

Blue Ridge Arts Council is a 30-year old community arts organization and the proceeds of this event benefit the ongoing arts and cultural programming of the council.

Irish Pub Night – Soup Sip and Song

New Event! Celebrate the Irish in all of us at our new “Soup Sip and Song-Irish Pub Night” on Friday, March 9, from 6:30pm to 9:00pm. The evening features a Trio of Specialty Soups provided by The Apple House, Shenandoah Valley Golf Club, and Queen Street Diner, as well as delicious breads, delectable desserts, and beverages.





Rich Follett will entertain with a little Irish Pub music keeping in the spirit of the season.

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased online @ https://events.ticketprinting.com/event/Irish-Pub-Night-Soup-Sip-And-Song-With-Rich-26856
Use the Promo Code IRISH and save $5.00 of each admission (online sales only, through 3/4/18).

See Me Portrait Show – February 23 through March 2

In the Gallery through March 2 – “See Me” Montessori School Portrait Show


Mountain Laurel Montessori School invites you to attend “See Me”, their annual gallery exhibit now through March 2 in our gallery at 305 East Main Street, Front Royal, VA. Contact Meg at MLMS by calling 540-636-4257 for more information.

Cocktail Event December 7 – EVENT CANCELLED

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EVENT CANCELLED! It’s a busy time of year and our ticket sales were too low to hold ! Check back in 2018 for some new fun events!

Blue Ridge Arts Council has challenged local amateur and professional mixologists to each select a holiday inspiration and create an artistic cocktail and food pairing in celebration of the happiest season of all! Attendees will sample 5 different pairings while enjoying beautiful art, lively conversation, and entertainment, all while raising funds for the programs of Blue Ridge Arts Council.


Thursday, December 7, 2017

5:30pm to 7:30pm

$35 per person


Tickets can be purchased online at


or by calling 540.635.9909.


Very limited number of tickets available at the door. Must be 21 years of age or older to attend.

Windrow Silent Auction “Save our Gateway”

Silent Auction benefiting Blue Ridge Arts Council
(Bidding Concludes September 29, 2017 12 noon)
Save Our Gateway (Circa 2005) By Artist Patricia Windrow

THE CURRENT BID AS OF THIS POST  (September 28 at 12 noon) is $1000!!



The owner of mini pigs and yorkie cuts, who wishes to remain anonymous, has offered this piece to the Blue Ridge Arts Council as a fundraising item – the proceeds will benefit our ongoing programs. The painting was created by Patricia Windrow around 2005, and donated by Patricia for a raffle benefiting Save Our Gateway, a local non-profit organized to protest the building of a Wal-Mart on the corner of 522 (Winchester Road) and 55 (Strasburg Road). If you are interested in learning more about the history of the Save Our Gateway Committee, please visit http://www.saveourgateway.com/.

You can view the work in our gallery located at 305 East Main, Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm, and leave your bid on the auction sheet displayed with the item. Please remember to leave your name, bid price, and a contact phone number or email. It is crucial that we be able to reach you once the bidding ends if you have the winning bid. If we do not have complete information your bid will be invalid. You can also contact the office at kcrump@blueridgearts.org or 540.635.9909 to continue bidding. We will update the bidding on Facebook, so you can follow the progress there as well.